Live Lemon Ball Topiaries
Have you ever seen those plants on TV or in person that was trimmed to look like a certain creature or object? These plants are known as topiary plants. Topiary means that a plant, usually, is somehow made to look like something specific and different than how the plant naturally grows on its own. It's most commonly seen that you can trim these topiary plants, but they can also be trained. Training a topiary plant has you, in simplest terms, lead the plant to where it grows. Usually, when you are training topiary you use a stake. A stake can help the plant grow tall and straight, for example.
Topiary plants can be trimmed into all sorts of creatures, such as a horse. The most common type of topiary shape you may have seen is the ball topiary. These are topiary plants that are trimmed into a perfect cylinder. They can be large, small, multiple attached to one plant, and other ways.
A topiary plant can also be called a live topiary because, technically, a topiary plant is a living piece of human art. They are like living sculptures that you can maintain. When it comes to topiaries, you can either create your own or purchase them from others. People sell their own live, fresh topiaries that are trimmed in their own desired shapes. Obtaining a topiary plant and then trimming and training it to your desired shape is hard work, but you may find it to be very worth it in the end.
There are certain species of plants that make for good, live topiaries. Some of these plants include germanium, laurel, holly, privet, and boxwood. Boxwood is probably the most common and the most desired of live topiaries. What makes these plants great topiary plants is their foliage. A live topiary needs dense foliage in order to be trimmed and trained into a certain shape.
Along with the live topiaries are vines which can be used for decorating the plants. Vines can be added and attached to topiary plants using wires, plant ties, pins, and other certain tools that are especially for this kind of activity. Your vine must grow over and with the plants and, like training topiary, can be trained with stakes.
If trimming topiaries sound like an interesting hobby to you, then go out and get yourself a fresh topiary. This can be a fun and relaxing hobby that has a beautiful result. Give your yard a new look and style with trimmed, live topiaries.